My name is Felicia M. Eliazar, LCSW and I am a psychotherapist and clinical social worker, independently licensed in the state of California (LCSW License # 29861). I have been practicing psychotherapy since my Masters of Social Work program in 2005 at San Jose State University, School of Social Work. During my Master’s Program, I also earned a Family Development Credential from Cornell University. I also hold a Family Wellness Credential and have a State Certification in Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Human Trafficking. After graduating with my Masters in Social Work, I worked for several years as a psychotherapist at an outpatient community mental health agency. As a Dependency Investigating Social Worker through Santa Clara Child Protective Services, my work primarily focused on intense case management, assessing, and developing long-term case plans. Keeping families together lead me to my career path which stemmed from my passion for Foster Care Youth. I started working at group homes in 2001 and have been involved with the needs of children for 17 consecutive years, whether direct or indirect service.
In 2008, I developed Parent Solutions. In addition to being its Director, I am also a front line provider. I specialize in parent education, individual and family therapy, co-parent therapy, reunification therapy, victims of domestic Violence, child abuse, at-risk youth, and the LBGTQ community.
I have followed my forensic interest to also advocate for children, I completed my Custody Evaluation forensic training and currently provide private custody evaluations for Santa Clara and San Mateo County. I have been deemed an expert witness in both counties and provide private consultations and assist legal teams. I am listed as a provider of court approved for Santa Clara County Court. I am currently on the Santa Clara County and San Mateo County list for forensic providers and a current member of the SCCPA (Santa Clara County Psychological Association), SMCPA (San Mateo County Psychological Association), AFCC (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts), and NASW (National Association of Social Workers). In the most recent years, I have completed intense training to provide Mental Health Evaluations for immigration attorneys and families seeking Asylum, U-Visas, and hardship waivers.
Born and raised in Santa Clara County, I understand there are various cultural, ethnic, and religious groups that enrich the landscape of our community. I am comfortable addressing families of different backgrounds and provides special consideration to cultural norms, expectations and communication style to form a meaningful connection and understanding between family members.